Searching for Animal Sentience: A Systematic Review of the Scientific Literature

@inproceedings{Proctor2013SearchingFA,
  title={Searching for Animal Sentience: A Systematic Review of the Scientific Literature},
  author={Helen S. Proctor and Gemma Carder and Amelia Cornish},
  booktitle={Animals : an open access journal from MDPI},
  year={2013}
}
Knowledge of animal sentience is fundamental to many disciplines and imperative to the animal welfare movement. In this review, we examined what is being explored and discussed, regarding animal sentience, within the scientific literature. Rather than attempting to extract meaning from the many complex and abstract definitions of animal sentience, we searched over two decades of scientific literature using a peer-reviewed list of 174 keywords. The list consisted of human emotions, terminology… CONTINUE READING
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